Gut friendly Black Bean burgers

Gut benefits: one burger meets your daily requirements for fibre which keeps your gut flora happy, your bowels moving and helps normalising your blood sugar and mood. A good source of protein and antioxidants. The addition of a healthy fat (nut butter) and carbs (baby potatoes) makes it a complete meal.

Ingredients, Serves 6

For the burgers

  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2tsp sweet paprika
  • 4tbsp cashew nut or almond butter
  • 100g oats
  • 500g cooked black beans, mashed with a fork
  • Rice flour to coat (to keep it gluten-free) or regular flour

For the roasted potatoes

  • 1kg baby potatoes
  • 2tsp cumin seeds
  • 2tsp sweet paprika
  • extra virgin olive oil


1. Brown the onion, garlic until soft. Add the spices and grated carrots and cook for another 5minutes.

2. Incorporate the cashew butter and stir well until mixed.

3. Remove from the heat. Add the mashed beans and oats to form a thick paste. Season to taste.

4. Divide the mixture into 8 portions and shape them into burgers using your hands.

5. Coat them lightly on rice flour. Throw them to a pan with olive oil and brown them on both sides, approx. 3-5minutes on each side.

6. Boil the baby potatoes for 5-7minutes with some rock salt. You want ‘al dente’ (firm but soft) consistency.

7. Lay them over a oven tray with some. Sprinkle over the spices and salt

8. Roast for 10minutes at 180degrees. Serve with mayo, pesto or the sauce of your choice.

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